CWIMS Action Groups

Action Group Summary Rv.2019
Action Groups fulfill an important role in progressing CWIMS initiatives specific to four areas of focus. Action Groups are made up of one leader and 6-8 action group members. Action Group members participate in monthly Action Group meetings, annual CWIMS events, steward initiatives, and occasionally assist the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs with planning, policymaking, training, and serving on review committees. Action Group members were selected by nomination from Department Chairs and Department Heads in the Medical School. Future self-nominations and department chair nominations are solicited on a bi-annual basis.
 
Self-nominations and department chair nominations will be September-October 2020. 
 
Submit a self-nomination today to become an Action Group Member.

Mentoring Action Group

Action Group Leader: Snigdha Pusalavidyasagar, MD, Medicine
 
Action Group Members 
Updated last on 03/23/20 

Current Projects and Initiatives

    • Launching “Mentoring at Your Fingertips” resources on CWIMS website 
    • Distinguished Women in Medicine and Science Visiting Scholar Award
    • Expanding internal and external mentoring networks 
    • Annual Spring Workshop and Fall Retreat 

Priority Areas

Mentoring Pie of Priorities1. Dean’s Committee on Women in Leadership. Report and recommendations. 

 

Retention and Recruitment

Action Group Leader: Rebekah Pratt, PhD, Family Medicine & Community Health
 
Action Group Members 
Updated last on 03/23/20 
Current Projects and Initiatives
    • CWIMS-Early Pathways to Career Success Program 
    • Focus groups on characteristics of successful retention 
    • Assisting the Office of Faculty Affairs in developing exit interview resources
    • COVID-19 response as it intersects with gender equity

Priority Areas: 

 Retention and Recruitment Priority Pie Piece  1. Dean’s Committee on Women in Leadership. Report and recommendations. 

Salary, Resource, Leadership Equity

Action Group Leader: Alicia Kunin-Batson, PhD, LP, Pediatrics
 
Action Group Members 
Updated last on 03/23/20 
Current Projects and Initiatives
    • Gender Equity Data Dashboard 
    • Annual reports on metrics related to salary, resource, and leadership equity 
    • Focus group on barriers to promotion
    • Stewarding nominations and scholarships for women to attend institutional and regional leadership trainings
Priority Areas

Strategic Communications and Collaborations

Action Group Leader: Sara Zimmer, PhD, Biomedical Sciences - Duluth Campus
 
Action Group Members 
Updated last on 03/25/20 
Current Projects and Initiatives
    • Experts@UMN as a platform and resource for facilitating collaborations
    • "Share Your Achievement" communication channel for bolstering the successes of our faculty 
    • Nominating women for awards specific to women
    • Creating resources to assist in nomination processes

Priority Areas

SCC Pie Piece

1. Dean’s Committee on Women in Leadership. Report and recommendations.